Planning Commission

Regular Meetings

  • Meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
  • Municipal Offices Court/Meeting Room
    100 Fairway Drive
    North Kingstown, RI 02852


The Planning Commission is engaged in land use development management and the regulations that govern the process. The Commission reviews and approves all subdivisions proposals. The Planning Commission reviews and updates the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission creates and adopts plans for the planning, improvement and redevelopment of areas within the Town. The Commission has the power and duty to:

  1. Review and make recommendations to the Town Council on proposed Zoning Ordinance and zoning map amendments
  2. Hear and decide on applications for site plan approval where Planning Commission approval is required;
  3. Authorize upon application the following: planned business district site plan, site plan, multifamily development, planned village district development, planned unit development, cluster development and residential compound development; and
  4. Review and make recommendations on zoning board applications of special use permits and variances upon request from the director or the zoning board of review.

The Planning Commission meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month and holds special meetings when necessary. The Town Planners provide staff assistance to the Planning Commission.

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 

View the most recent Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes (RI Secretary of State Website)

View the Planning Commission Live Streaming and Meeting Archives


Paul L Dion    
34 Salem Drive
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2022
Tracey McCue
31 Chimney Rock Rd
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2023
James R Grundy, Chairperson
131 Shady Cove Road
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2025
Patrick Roach, Vice-Chair
105 Sachem Road
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2021
Robert B. Jackson
23 Old Mill Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2024
Eric J Wishart, PE
100 saw mill drive
North Kingstown RI 02852
Term Expires: 7/1/2026
Nicole LaFontaine, Planning Director
100 Fairway DriveStaff Support
North Kingstown RI 02852
294-3331, ext 313